St Mary's church, Upton on Mersey

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Franciscan Prayer

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Franciscan Prayer

 

May God bless you with a restless discomfort

about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,

?so that you may seek truth boldly

and love deep within your heart.

 

May God bless you with holy anger

at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,

?so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom,

and peace among all people.

 

May God bless you with the gift of tears

to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation,

or the loss of all that they cherish,

?so that you may reach out your hand

to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

 

May God bless you with enough foolishness

to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world,

?so that you are able, with God's grace,

to do what others claim cannot be done.

 

And the blessing of

God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator,

Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word Who is our Brother and Saviour,

and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide,

be with you and remain with you,

this day and forevermore.